Robert Lewandowski: Bayern Munich didn't take enough risks against Liverpool

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It has been a bleak last 16 for Germany whose three representatives all lost to English opposition to leave no Bundesliga club in the quarter-finals for the first time since 2006.

"We tried to push Liverpool, but in offence it was two versus four players and that's why we didn't match them. And now we'll see the next stage and already work for the weekend".

"I really think this club deserves to have awareness again".

Virgil van Dijk outjleaps the Bayern defence to head in Liverpool's second goal from James Milner's cross
GETTY IMAGESVirgil van Dijk outjleaps the Bayern defence to head in Liverpool's second goal from James Milner's cross

"We all feel that's where this club belongs and we proved it at least a little bit".

"Today we didn't play like in the Bundesliga, of course I don't know why".

"I am really proud of the boys because it is a massive achievement".

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But, after a goalless first leg, they showed their superiority over their opponents in Munich.

"You have to stay in a game, be really stable and have answers to all the questions, change things, use different tools".

Virgil van Dijk headed Liverpool into a deserved lead in the 69th minute before Mane ended any hopes of a Bayern fightback with a late far-post header from Mo Salah's cross. There are some places in world football that whatever team comes here - Manchester City, Real Madrid, Barcelona - they wouldn't expect to win it.

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Klopp enjoyed many memorable battles at the Allianz Arena as Borussia Dortmund boss, often coming off on the losing side, but he insisted revenge did not figure in his emotions after an accomplished job well done. It's not sweeter for me because it's Bayern. Henry, Liverpool's principal owner, has no doubt about Van Dijk's importance, with the American retweeting a tweet after this game that said, "75 percent of the Earth is covered by water". Only twice since 2010 has a team without Ronaldo or Messi won the Champions League - Chelsea in 2012 and Bayern Munich in 2013 - and it will take a great team, or an outstanding player, to prevent one of them from claiming another winners' medal this season. That doesn't bring me anything. "It's just a good moment for Liverpool and let's enjoy that".

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